Michael F. Dance
Senior Attorney and Former Assistant District Attorney
Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Michael graduated from The University of Utah with a Bachelor’s degree
in Economics. After which, he attended the University of Mississippi School
of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor. It was early in law school
where Michael discovered his passion for criminal law. While attending
law school, Michael excelled in his criminal law courses and consistently
ranked well in those classes. It was his success within these courses
that earned Michael a criminal law certificate prior to law school graduation.
While in law school, Michael served in the Denton County District Attorney’s
Office Prosecutorial Externship Program spending two summers interning
for the Denton DA. Attorney’s Office.
After law school graduation, Michael was offered a position as an Assistant
District Attorney with Denton County. Michael brings with him four years
of prosecutorial experience. It was early in his career as an ADA that
Michael showed aptitude in criminal law. Michael was promoted to chief
misdemeanor prosecutor in just one year as an A.D.A. While at the Denton
County District Attorneys Office, Michael was able to gain experience
with a stellar trial record in a wide variety of criminal cases including
felony trials and family violence cases gaining praise and notoriety from
both peers and leaders in the legal community.
Michael lives in Denton with his wife Brieanna and his three sons. Michael
takes pride in aggressively defending the rights of the citizens of his
home county of Denton and throughout DFW.